Imagine an opportunity where you can build a foundation of excellence in aviation and engineering before you reach college.

The premise of the Gaetz Aerospace Institute is simple; the concurrent enrollment model introduces high school students to rigorous STEM-related courses that prepare students for college while providing them a clear pathway to college graduation and high-paying jobs in thrilling and dynamic industries.

What is Concurrent Enrollment?

Concurrent enrollment provides high school students the opportunity to take college-credit courses taught by college-credentialed high school teachers. This model offers accelerated courses to students in high schools. Students gain exposure to the academic challenges of college while in a supportive high school environment and earn college credit when they successfully pass the course.

Sometimes called “dual credit,” “dual enrollment,” or “college in the high school,” concurrent enrollment partnerships differ from other models of dual enrollment because high school instructors teach the college courses.

Embry-Riddle’s Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP)

Gaetz Aerospace Institute uses aviation, aerospace, and engineering to capture students’ imaginations and motivate them toward their studies. Students are officially registered in Embry-Riddle courses that will reflect on their college transcripts. The concurrent enrollment courses that are administered at high school reflect the pedagogical, theoretical, and philosophical orientation of Embry-Riddle courses. Our Embry-Riddle instructors provide discipline-specific training and orientation regarding course curriculum, assessment criteria, pedagogy, and course philosophy to the high school instructor. Assessments are evaluated at the same standards of achievement as those expected at the Daytona Beach campus. Concurrent Enrollment is great because the courses are taught on the high school campus and follow the high school schedule.



Students: Experience, Proof of Competency
Parents: Save on Tuition Costs
School District: Energizing College Stream
Community: Attractive Education Lure
Local Colleges: Enhanced Student Flows
Local Industry: Quality Recruiting Pools